The Danny Smith Paradox

For some reason, I decided that what the world really needed was thousands of words about Danny Smith. Jamie was nice enough to publish them here. Arguments about the NFL tend to involve subtle gradations. The question of if Eli Manning or Joe Flacco is “elite” can occupy a nearly infinite number of segments on sports talk radio. Despite the fact that “elite” as a concept...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Skins-Ravens Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. Today, a 31-28 win over Baltimore. Winners Kirk Cousins — Came in under dire circumstances and responded beautifully, going 2-2 for 26 and a game-tying TD plus two-pointer. Nice draft pick, Big Shanny! Li’l Shanny — 31 more points with a good balance of run and pass, and he gets credit for closing it out with Cousins. Bonus stat: They...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

LB Suggs inactive for Ravens; Redskins' Banks out

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is inactive against the Washington Redskins because of a torn right biceps. Suggs' status for Sunday had been considered a game-time decision. He injured his arm in last weekend's loss to Pittsburgh. Suggs also missed the season's first six weeks with a torn Achilles tendon. As expected, tight end Ed Dickson (knee) and linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Buccaneers pregame warm-up

Redskins – Buccaneers injury report as of late Saturday evening: Washington Redskins: CB Cedric Griffin is OUT; WR/PR Brandon Banks, WR Pierre Garçon, T Trent Williams are QUESTIONABLE; WR Leonard Hankerson, S Brandon Meriweather, RB Evan Royster are probable Tampa Bay Buccaneers: CB Anthony Gaitor is OUT; CB EJ Biggers, CB Leonard Johnson, G Carl Nicks, LB Dekoda Watson are...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Pierre Garcon practiced on a limited basis

According to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan in D.C., Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (foot) was limited in today’s practice along with safety Brandon Meriweather (knee), Evan Royster (knee) and Brandon Banks (hip). The Redskins could use Garcon back this week as they get ready to face off against a pretty good Buccaneers team.
Via Pro Football Zone
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

By game's end, the Rams dominated the Redskins

The Washington Redskins were losing to the St. Louis Rams by half time, even though they led 21-16. The Rams scored 10 points in the last two minutes, riding a tailwind of momentum as they ran to the locker room. By the end of the half, the Rams dominated in the most offensive way, by running 38 offensive plays to the Redskins' 24, by gaining 179 yards to Washington's 101...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Ten Thoughts on Washington Redskins 2012 Season; Includes Win-Loss Prediction

The Washington Redskins kick off their season this weekend, facing the New Orleans Saints. As of now, not a lot is expected of the Redskins–some doubt any growth at all–but they could easily be misled by seasons of the past. Who am I to judge? I have my own thoughts on the upcoming 2012 season. Here are ten of them. This team is built to win. They're like a hot light...
Via 60 Max Power O
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Depth Chart Updates: Washington Redskins

It's been quite a hectic week if you're a Redskins fan.Chris Cooley was cut. "Wait, they cut COOLEY?", was my reaction when I read the news.The blogosphere instantly became abuzz with questions, comments, concerns, etc.Cooley, you see, was more than a Pro Bowl tight end for the Washington Redskins from 2004 until last week.He was a fan favorite, much like wide receiver...
Via Football Nation
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins fire Chris Cooley and Graham Gano. Are Santana Moss and Brandon Banks far behind?

I have relatives who are still mad that the Washington Redskins released Art Monk. News yesterday that the Redskins fired fan favorite Chris Cooley ignited a bombshell. Greg Trippiedi warned me this might happen, but there is still a funereal air around Redskins Park.  Poor Captain Chaos might be grappling with the first or second stage of grief (denial and anger). The death analogy...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

New Look Redskins: Youth Is Served

Keep your eye on these young guys   With two preseason games under the Washington Redskins belt, there has been some bright spots and surprising players that have broke through the mold of being “bench warmers”. Besides the newest big name in DC, Robert Griffin III, the Redskins have a lot of new and undiscovered talent. The excitement for this team is growing with every day...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Wide Receiver Battles: Size Matters

The Washington Redskins have turned over most of the team since the arrivals of Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan. One of the major changes has taken place at wide receiver and it's beyond just bringing in new players; it's a new philosophy–which looks surprising like Green Bay's. In the last two off-season's, the Skins have signed or drafted three of their current...
Via 60 Max Power O
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins: Take Aways from Last Night's Win in Buffalo

I just want to start out by saying, "damn I'm good at predicting things." In article yesterday about what to watch for in the preseason opener I pointed out a few players and positions to watch and boy did those things shine through last night. The good news is that besides a fumble on the second possession of the game the starters for the Redskins played really...
Via 60 Max Power O
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III will workout with his teammates at Baylor

Getty Images Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III told Ian Rapoport of that Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon, Anthony Armstrong, Aldrick Robinson, Fred Davis, Brandon Banks and some other players will join him down in Waco, TX to work out with him at Baylor before training camp starts. “I’m going to go back and work out with some of my teammates who are...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins WR Brandon Banks Must Contribute Offensivel To Earn A Roster Spot in 2012

Following Tuesday's minicamp practices, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he's informed third year kick returner Brandon Banks that he'll have to contribute on offense if he wants to make the team. Banks is undoubtedly an explosive player, but nagging knee injuries slowed down his ability to return kicks in 2010 and in 2011. To keep him fresh, Mike...
Via Sports Blog Net
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins WR Brandon Banks Must Contribute Offensively To Earn A Roster Spot in 2012

Following Tuesday’s minicamp practices, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he’s informed third year kick returner Brandon Banks that he’ll have to contribute on offense if he wants to make the team. Banks is undoubtedly an explosive player, but nagging knee injuries slowed down his ability to return kicks in 2010 and in 2011. To keep him fresh, Mike Shanahan...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Nick Taylor’s Talents Made Room For Former Point Guard in NFL

Oftentimes, when a door closes, another opens—either by chance or through an opportunity.   Photo Via There are many times when the abilities of extremely talented individuals are nearly impossible to ignore.  That’s a fitting description for Nick Taylor.  Despite being labeled undersized, Taylor’s talents allowed him to get recognized. The Minnesota Vikings...
Via Gridiron Grit
May 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Banks' attacker sentenced to jail time

A man who pleaded guilty to stabbing Washington Redskins kick returner Brandon Banks and a friend during a fight outside a nightclub in February 2011 will spend three months in jail. Jason Shorter was sentenced Monday in Superior Court in Washington. He will also serve three additional months as a result of an incident during which he was pulled over for speeding in May 2011 and...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon Banks: Redskins swept the Super Bowl champs

So Brandon Banks tweeted this after the Giants won on Sunday night. A goodly number of Redskins fans were not terribly amused by that, since the Redskins also finished in last place in the NFC East and went 3-11 in their other 14 games. Read full article >>
Via D.C. Sports Bog
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Facebook And Youtube: Another Home For Redskins Fans

Over the last five years, anyone can tell that social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have dominated the internet. It is a known fact that Facebook is the most popular website on the internet garnering more hits a day than other website. Social media sites are the norm and it is through these sites that people from all over the world are able to keep in touch and the newest...
Via The Penalty Flag
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Eight Redskins Named All-Division Team

  Click to view slideshow. As the 2011 regular season draws to a close, we once again turn to ESPN NFC-East blogger Dan Graziano for a look at which Redskins are the best at their position in the division. While I have lobbied for certain players throughout the season, I do defer to Graziano for a more global perspective on the division.  I don’t have to agree, but it’s not...
Via Redskins Blog
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Gameday Q and A: Niles Paul

In a rather solid Washington Redskins draft class, one of the rookies who has flown under the radar despite significant contributions has been receiver Niles Paul. Drafted in the fifth round out of Nebraska, Paul has made his mark primarily on special teams, where he serves as lead blocker for Brandon Banks on the kick return unit. Paul also is one of the Redskins’ top special...
Via Redskins Insider
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

The Southpaw Chronicles: Brandon Banks

Click to view slideshow. After Brandon Banks revealed to the world that he was a lefty with a gadget touchdown pass against the New England Patriots, it piqued my interest in the left-handers on the team. It turns out that lefties comprise 15 percent of the population, but are a brilliant class of people.  There are many famous lefties, including four of the last six presidents...
Via Redskins Blog
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

The Very Last Practice Of The 2011 Season

The final day of Redskins practice has arrived for the 2011 season.  It’s a routine that began in training camp at the end of July, and has lasted five months to the end of December. There were days of 100-degree temperatures, and days when it was in the 30′s.  There were many days when it rained (sometimes creating lakefront property) and other days when onlookers got sunburn...
Via Redskins Blog
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Brandon Banks says he’s been just above average

As he enters the final game of his second NFL season, Washington Redskins return specialist Brandon Banks says he’s feeling a bit of desperation. During the preseason, he quashed any doubts that a balky knee would prevent him from again becoming a threat for the Redskins when he returned a punt 95 yards for a touchdown, and also averaged 30.4 yards a kick return, with a long of...
Via Redskins Insider
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

A Shift Back On ESPN’s All-Division Team

Click to view slideshow. In gauging division honors over the course of a 16-game season, it’s logical that the cream will rise to the top and the best of the best will be fairly set in stone.  But with the inconsistency of the entire NFC East this season, it’s been difficult to determine who is not only the best, but can perform most consistently. In this week’s edition of...
Via Redskins Blog
December 29, 2011  |  Discuss

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